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Saturday, April 08, 2017

Maybelline The Loaded Bolds Swatches and First Impressions (All Philippine Shades)

Maybelline Philippines Loaded Bolds Mattes

Last Wednesday, I got whisked into a nightclub in broad daylight. Hahaha. I am very amused with what I've been seeing as of late, wherein nightclub owners have been finding themselves exploring business models they never thought they could ever explore. Who would have thought that businesses that could originally only generate revenues at night explore business opportunities in the daytime? Because as far as 2017 is concerned, it's just the start of Q2 but there have already been soooo many events done in nightclubs during the day! Valkyrie and The Palace have also found themselves in a sweet spot because who'd ever think they'd be hotspots for merienda? 

But moving forward, having an event in XXXX is the minor piece of information. The major, major piece of information is that The Bold Mattes are here!!! I am still hoping that they would bring in the MLBB's in this collection (like Raging Raisin and Mauve It), but as it stands I am very happy with the Philippine release. This collection is all about mixing and experimenting. The shades are so vivid that you can afford to experiment as the colors don't die out as you add one color to another. Much to my delight, this release has shades that are very visibly discernible from each other. Not a lot of confusion here, so all shades are usable. There are Maybelline collections whose colors are soooo close that you can mix two shades and you'd never know what difference actually occurred. 

And gahhh, the shades are crazy. I'm not even trying! I know a lipstick is crazy pigmented when I don't even have to try to get a good swatch. The "One Swipe Intense Matte" promise is sooo true because I really am not exerting any effort to get where I want to get to. Weelll there's that factor that all the shades are like in their purest form (I'll explain), but the texture is also contributing to the ease of use. Since this collection is all about experimenting, one main consumer innovation is that this collection has a white and a black shade for people to be able to water down or intensify their lipsticks as they please. That's why all the other shades are in their purest, not watered down, not darkest form. It's so hard to articulate, but it's like all the shades are in the upper right corner when setting the color charts on Photoshop. The colors are at their most primal, if that even helps hahaha. 




In order to keep y'all abreast with the shade names, I swatched the shades from left to right, but since the blue one is just about to hit Philippine stores (and is just 08M), I swatched it after I swatched all those with shades and numbers. I also only noticed that there's a black lipstick after all the swatching, that's why it's not included here hahaha. 
Maybelline Philippines Loaded Bolds Mattes

So yaaay let's get started! These are informal swatches for now that I did at the venue of the event. I went on hiatus for the last two months and I do have quite a lengthy backlog to attend to, so I thought I'd already do swatches even in a nightclub setting just to get y'all excited! I did come home with all the shades (save for the ones that have yet to arrive, which I think we'll also get in due time), so I really do intend to take studio shots of these in the near future. Sorry for the quality in advance, and sorry if not every single shade has the same layout because I was so distracted catching up with fellow bloggers and the folks from Maybelline. I've been working with Maybelline since Jan. 2015, so attending events is not just attending events, but also learning what my friends are up to. 

Okaaay, nothing to be said about this one, except that it's white! This is meant to be a lightener, so don't expect it to be solid and gunky pigmented like face paint. I look like a clown wearing this alone hahaha. I have yet to see, but I'm so excited to try using this as eyeshadow base because it's not everyday a masstige brand makes a white lipstick! 
03-Wickedly White

03-Wickedly White

03-Wickedly White
05-Chocoholic 

A watered down version of Creamy Mattes Burgundy Blush, or what I'd call a reddish mahogany. Take note of this shade because while it looks so dramatic on me, so far in all their test shots, this has been hailed as the most flattering shade for morenas from this collection. AFAIK initial feedback from the salesladies is that this is doing exceptionally well. 
05- Chocoholic

05- Chocoholic

05- Chocoholic
A chilli red, with the orange tones kept to a minimum. 
07- Dynamite Red

07- Dynamite Red

07- Dynamite Red

A vampy darkened red; a beautiful burgundy. 
09-Midnight Date

09-Midnight Date

A suuuper beautiful blue based red. Amongst all the reds, I love this one the most. 
10-Smoking Red

10-Smoking Red

10-Smoking Red

A fun hot pink fuchsia hybrid. Obviously a favorite of mine from the collection because it's pink. This is also the soulmate of Chocoholic if you want to get all the mauve Kylie shades without even trying. 
11-Raspberry Rendezvous 

11-Raspberry Rendezvous

11-Raspberry Rendezvous 

A beautiful barbie orchid pink. It's so vivid that it's so easy to play it up with this one and the reds. Obviously, this is also another favorite of mine hahaha. 
13-Fierce Fuchsia

13-Fierce Fuchsia

13-Fierce Fuchsia


A rich and playful wine shade, with the reds more dominant than the browns. 

15-Berry Bossy

15-Berry Bossy

15-Berry Bossy

Literally a beautiful purple leaning on the plum side. This is also a very integral shade if you want to nail mauve shades. 
16-Fearless Purple

16-Fearless Purple

16-Fearless Purple

It has no number yet because this unit was nicely lent by the folks from other Maybelline territories for use in this event. This is basically a beautiful royal blue. There is a Sapphire Siren and Midnight Blue from the US release, so I don't know if this is a new Asian release altogether, or a rename for one of the two blue shades in the US release. 
Audacious Blue

Audacious Blue

Audacious Blue

This is a fun shade, because you'll never know how you'll fare if wearing this shade alone. You may end up being the baddest vamp on the block, or end up looking like you just had squid ink pasta. Nonetheless, this is a pigmented black to aid in darkening and deepening shades. You can also create nudes with this one if you'll add this to white and brown or yellow. This is another investment piece in the collection because it's a mixer shade.  
Pitch Black

Pitch Black

Pitch Black


Except for Pitch Black, these are how all the other shades look like side to side.
Maybelline Philippines Loaded Bolds Mattes

And these are how the swatches look like side to side.
Maybelline Philippines Loaded Bolds Mattes Swatches

I just added in some more additional views in order to get you guys excited hihi.
Maybelline Philippines Loaded Bolds Mattes Swatches

Maybelline Philippines Loaded Bolds Mattes Swatches

I really love how the shades look so different from each other! Each one is an investment because each one contributes a different kind of feel or a different kind element to one's look. The most valuable shades would of course be the white and black ones, as they'd work with alllll of your existing lipsticks as is.The white and black ones have the power to empower consumers to see their all their existing lipsticks in a brand new light, so that's why. 

My personal favorite combo is Chocoholic mixed with either Fierce Fuchsia or Raspberry Rendezvous, then lightened with white, in order to get beautiful mauves. The nice thing is that the mauves I get are evolving each time I try to redo the process, so it's more dynamic. I don't get tired in seeing the same mauve shade. 

To add, I never thought that the blue lipstick would look good on me! The blue one, I think, will do a lot in adding the electricity to any lip look. Subconsciously, electrifying is somehow linked to what is cool toned and what is leaning to the blues. If you think about it, bluish reds and fuchsias are electrifying because of the blue. Take out the blue, and they're just reds and pinks. So this blue lipstick is bound to be interesting. 

I have yet to see the store stocks myself, but as far as I know, you can now grab this at all major department store Maybelline counters nationwide for Php299 a pop.  And you can get this from Lazada, too. Wee! 


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20 comments :

  1. GAGANDA LAHAT NG SHADES! Proudly Philippine made! Lahat like ko pero pinaka bet ko po ung BERRY BOSSY MADAM! Looks same yung iba pero kapag sinuot mo na tlga sa labi mo, iba iba tlga mga shades, may matapang, may sweet, may palaban, at may loveable naman..

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  2. Damn. Love those shades. Especially, the berry bossy! Classy yet sophisticated look on that shade. those lip colors that doesn’t fade in extreme heat and humidity.. based on my exp.. Kaya Maybelline forever and ever me. :)

    FB: Rain Gatdula

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  3. Rona May Naelgas9 April 2017 at 22:40

    OMG MISS MARI! I SO LOVE DYNAMITE RED AND BERRY BOSSY �������� I SO LOVE THE FACT THAT THEY ARE ALL "ONE SWIPE INTENSE MATTE" LIPPIES. Can't get enough of those two! Waaahhhh! I wanna buy those as in! ��������

    Rona May Naelgas

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    1. Wow inggit much! I only have one shade and one lipstick, so inggit with these ang gaganda ng shades, but i only want pink shades. Cute and so girly.

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  4. OMG YUNG WICKEDLY WHITE, I THINK MAGANDA GAMITIN YUNG FOR GRADIENT.


    MARI RICO

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  5. So my guess is right! hihihi. Tintignan ko pa lng ung swatches mo, naisip ko na, "Ay! Fave ni madam eting Raspberry Rendezvious(nakakaloka dko mapronounce πŸ˜‚) and ung Fierce Fuchsia!" so cute! bagay na bagay sa skintone mo madam 😍😍😍 FB: Kathlyn Pearl Sanjuan-Santos

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  6. I am so disappointed. I was lemming for the Loaded Bolds since it was launched in the 'States and I got so excited when Maybelline PH broke the news that they will bring the collection here. So disappointed not to see Gone Greige, Mauve It and Grey Over It. Last time I checked nudes are bestsellers in this country right now due to the trend. I might purchase the black one and Fearless Purple though because it's a near dupe of the recently phased out Grind shade from Colourpop. I apologize dito pa ako nag-vent :(. Mahirap makahanap ng seller nung US Loaded Bolds e. Anyway, thanks for the article and swatches!

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    1. weeeeelll afaik they decided to focus on the bold shades kasi may talks rin to release pure nude collections in the future if the market is ready (as in quantifiable by market research, not just by our guts or hunches)... let's keep on asking so that they'll hear our prayers

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  8. Para silang candy. In this collection I love Raspberry Rendezvous the most, pink lover here too. :)
    I do have Rebel Bouquet REB03 and Colorshow 101 Pink Avenue. Each one has different effect on my lips and I must say na mas gusto ko si Pink Avenue because aside from it's so moist, it stays longer.
    I can't wait to hoard 2 or 3 from these collection. :)

    FB: Mariya Bektorya

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  9. So where is pitch black? ��

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    1. it's in this post, the last shade in the individual photos. in stores it'll be available in may i think

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  10. Oh I love berry bossy and audacious blue it's perfect or the mix and match you can put it in according to your mood though would make you feel classy and unique..very nice loaded bold colours must try.

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  11. Wow. Loaded Bold Matte Lipsticks.😱😱😱 and natry mo lahat un madam. Super lucky niyo naman po. Hehe. Bagay po sayo kahit anung shades dahil ang ganda niyo po and perfect ang shape ng lips mo. Hehe. Para po kayong model of Matte Lipsticks. πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜Sana matry ko din yan kahit ung Berry Bossy lang po ganung shade po talaga trip ko hehe. And I hope na mashare ko din un kay mama. Hehe. Ala ko pong magugustuhan niya yang mga shades na yanπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜

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  12. Excited to have the Midnight day shade..Perfect pang Sunday service not too loud :-)

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    1. feeling madam sa simbahan habang nagdodonate ang peg

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  13. Berry Bossy suits you the most :)

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    1. interesting! i never even thought much about it

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  14. This is so amazing! ;) <3
    - MARIA NEY TAYSON

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